Four supporters of the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, were hacked to death by yet-to-be-identified thugs on the ever-busy Kano-Zaria road in Kano.
According to PUNCH, an eyewitness said the NNPP supporters were en route Kwana Dangora, which is about 110 kilometres away from Kano South to receive Kwankwaso when they ran into an ambush.
Four persons lost their lives, while six vehicles were burnt in the clash that ensued as the security agents arrested 63 thugs who were armed with dangerous weapons.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Kano State, DSC Ibrahim Abdullahi, who confirmed the bloodbath in a statement said: “We have arrested about 63 suspected thugs who were disrupting public peace, wielding dangerous weapons, burning vehicles and snatching handsets from passers-by.”
Abdullahi added that the arrested thugs “will be investigated and arraigned in court for prosecution.”
Earlier before the eruption of the chaos, the Kano Police Command had summoned and advised the leadership of the political parties in the state to suspend all political rallies on Thursday so as to avoid the eruption of violent clashes, but all their entreaties fell on deaf ears.